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Man spat on and shoved woman in a car park

Police are searching for a man wanted over an assault of a 68 year-old woman in a Preston car park over the weekend.

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Police are looking for a man after a vicious assault on a 68-year-old woman in a car park in Melbourne's north earlier this month.

The Reservoir woman was attacked while packing her groceries with her husband at a supermarket car park on Murray Road, Preston just before midday on October 6.

It is believed the man, believed to be aged in his 20s, yelled at the couple from his blue Hyundai for parking in the wrong car space, police said.

An image of the man police are seeking.

An image of the man police are seeking.

The man then parked his car, approached the woman and pushed her over, before fleeing the scene.

The woman was taken to the Austin Hospital with a broken bone in her spine and shattered wrists.

The accused was last seen running east on Murray Road.

Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.